Same Place, New England Students 2013

25 Jul

Same Place – Different View

Part of running a business, any business, is coping with a new computer. It should be easy. Those pesky things are based on ones and zeros. So why do they misbehave when we try to migrate from one to another? A friend from up north had a great expression, “the perspicacity of inanimate objects.” So true, and needless-to-say, they take time. Ugh! Time for a glass of red wine!

As usual, we travel the back roads, often visiting little-known locations. This why our newsletters are called Barefoot and Back Roads.

We did a presentation earlier this week on Seeking Your Own Vision: Make It Yours. It is a theme that constantly runs through our workshops. This week, for our Same Place – Different View, we draw from our participants’ work in New England last fall to which we will return again in October. I grew up in these parts, so know them well. Many of my photographs from here have appeared in books, calendars, magazines, ads, and even on a credit card! Arnie and I did not enjoy successful careers because we stood cheek to jowl with the madding crowd!

This week will focus on only one location. I suspect that there were no more than 100 feet covered in all these images. Indeed, our participants did seek out their own view.

We spent time along one of the small streams, where there was a plethora of subject matter. One does not have to travel far in looking for the next photograph.

Helen found an attractive vantage point for a place where the water cascaded over rocks.© 2013 Helen M. Langley.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Randy wanted to get one star pattern and found a collection of coppery foliage to set it off.© 2013 Randall Blouin.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Gayle found a spot where the water and bright foliage dripped over a small ledge.© 2013 Gayle Blouin.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Ellen worked with light and shadow to create Continue reading 

Same Place, Colorado Students ’13

17 Jul

Same Place – Different View

This time for our Same Place – Different View, we head back to Colorado where we will be again in September. It is a beautiful part of the world, less tramelled than many places, and full of magnificent, craggy ranges, blazing Aspens cascading down mountainsides, and valleys with meandering streams. There is a reason that people come to this area and don’t leave.

As usual, we travel the back roads, often visiting little-known locations.

At a small pond, Don focused on the early-morning mists rising off the water, ducks paddling around, and the reflections of the mountains at first light.© 2013 Donald Namm.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Dave was attracted to the larger scene and wanted to celebrate the grandeur of the view, using the reflections to echo what was beyond.© 2013 David L. Robertson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer. Dave, by the way, is teaching our Lightroom 5 workshop in Death Valley in December!

Another of our locations is high up a valley, inaccessible if there is any amount of snow. We were lucky, as earlier in the week, we were blocked by road conditions.

Judy loved the way the evening light set off the near-silhouette of a side hill, using the foreground shapes to set off the fiery clouds.© 2013 Judy Preston.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Don, on the other hand, looking in a totally different direction, was drawn to the Continue reading 

Same Place, Arches & Canyonlands Workshop ’12

13 Jul

Same Place – Different View

In Arches & Canyonlands a couple of years ago, we did not get a lot of images from our participants. After all, everyone has busy lives, and when each person returns home, those lives take precedence.

This Same Place – Different View focuses on an iconic scene from Canyonlands National Park.

In one of his renditions, Michael gave his image an eerie, moonlit glow, adding to the mystery of this amazing location.© 2012 Michael Royer.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Ginny, on the other hand, focused in on one of the iconic scenes at the location and carefully separated the various elements.© 2012 Ginny C. Johnson.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

After doing some star shots, Emad waited until the skies lit up and went for a new take on the classic view.© 201 Emad Atalla.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail TBC (at) BCphotoadventures (dot) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time, GMT-5, and we will put you in touch with the photographer.

Next time: Same Place – Different View from Colorado’s Fall Colors

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